With two new Major League Lacrosse teams – the Charlotte Hounds and Ohio Machine – joining MLL in 2012, they will be afforded the top two selections respectively in the expansion draft, collegiate draft, supplemental draft, and will have the first spots in the waiver order. On Friday prior to the 2011 Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior, a coin-flip was held to determine the first pick; winner would select the draft in which they would like to pick first. The losing team would receive their choice in the next two events. The remaining event would be awarded to the team that initially won the coin flip.
The Charlotte Hounds won the coin flip and selected the first pick in the MLL Collegiate Draft that will occur on January 13, 2012. Subsequently, Ohio will have the first pick in the MLL Expansion Draft (December 7, 2011) and MLL Supplemental Draft (December 14, 2011), leaving Charlotte with the first waiver wire selection for the first four weeks of the season.